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Tampa Man Charged With Elder Neglect

Tampa Man Charged With Elder Neglect

(Tampa, Fla.)  A Tampa man is in jail, charged with neglect of the elderly, after police find his mother dead in a filthy home.

Officers found 82 year Louise Holmes in her home at 4910 North 38th Street. The home was in deplorable condition. There was no electricity or water and there were roaches and rats inside the home. The floor was also covered with mud and the roof was falling in. Louise Holmes had open sores with maggots on them.

Her son,58 year old James Holmes, told police he was his mother's primary caregiver. He told detectives she had been unable to walk since July 4th and admitted that she needed medical treatment. Pending the autopsy results, additional charges are possible.


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